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James Clarence Godfroy collection 1927/01/21

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0519 (Text) 00000106658065 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 folder

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General Note:
Finding Aid by: Erica Sgroi, April 2013
Restrictions on Access Note:
The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.:
This collection consists of “The Battle of the Mississinewa Story” that had been handed down by the Native Americans and told by James Clarence Godfroy from Wabash County, Indiana.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
James Clarence Godfroy collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
James Clarence Godfroy was a fifth generation Native American, descended from the Miami Indians. His great grandfather, Chief Francis Godfroy was the last War Chief of the tribe. Godfroy was born in Wabash County on October 4, 1880. In 1938, James Clarence was given the title Miami Indian Chief. His native name was Ka-pah-po-wah, which Godfroy claimed meant “Big Mountain or Looking Over a Mountain.” He married Elizabeth Mary Clarke in January 1919 in Miami County. He died on October 6, 1962.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Indians of North America > Indiana.
Mississinewa, Battle of, Ind., 1812.
Wabash County (Ind.)

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